8-9 March 2017
THE HAGUE

News

PSD2 XS2A: State of play on RTS, API, ERPB WG and other acronyms...

17 January '17
This will be an information session bringing the session up to speed with the state of play on the Access to Account that takes place within the revised payments services directive. Moderating this session, Paul as co-chair of the new ERPB WG on Payments Initiation Services, will provide an excellent overview of the current discussion....
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The Cyber Security Challenges in Transacting

17 January '17
Opening Keynote Speaker: Massimiliano Michenzi Europol EC3 - Payment Fraud & Crime Specialist Universal implementation of EMV cards in the EU has shifted the focus on fraud from card-present to card-not-present activities.  Fighting payment fraud — in particular that involving credit and debit cards — is one of the three mandates of Europol’s European Cybercrime...
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AML & Risks – Working Session & Briefing

9 January '17
One of the newest form of fraud - transaction laundering is challenging stakeholders like banks and regulators to innovate better solutions.  The fraudsters channel payments via masqueraded eCommerce platforms, landing banks into serious troubles. What should card schemes and regulators do in view of this trending fraud?  How can technology help mitigate the risks?  Join...
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Biometrics in Payments

9 January '17
We see major developments in the financial sector and mobile environment. Increasingly biometrics are being used for mobile authentication for applications. That includes financial transactions. In the payments scheme we see that roles are being redefined and new business models are emerging. It seems that we are in the middle of a changing paradigm, There...
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Win a Free Delegate Pass to EPS 2017! Altogether five to be won!

19 December '16
To kick off a great start to the new year, we are offering 5 free delegate passes (value Euro 1.695,--)! Respond directly by clicking this. Tell us the reason why you would like to join! We will have a draw on 2 January 2017 and publish the 5 winners and 5 reasons to join the...
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Underbanked Fintechs in a shrinking world

1 December '16
  A shrinking world, a growing problem And­ers la Cour, Chief Executive Officer of Saxo Payments, explores the growing issue of underbanked FinTechs   The world today is a smaller place than ever, in terms of international travel, commerce and business, and it continues to shrink rapidly. The fast development of new technology and online...
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Open Banking: learning from professionals

1 December '16
  Working towards a seamless cooperation between Fintechs and banks The development of Open Banking is accelerating fueled by both customer demand, competitive Fintech pressures and last but least, the recently adopted regulation of PSD2 and GDPR. Especially the provisions for ‘Access to the Account’ require banks to ‘open up’. It is up to the...
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China as one big 'Sandbox' of innovations

16 November '16
    How Chinese innovations in payments will affect Europe Rita Liu, Head Alipay EMEA David Lee Kuo Chuen | Professor @ SIM Singapore, Entrepreneur, Director and Advisor   China and India are perceived as the two key nations with the most innovations in the transaction space. China’s ecommerce market is still expanding and forecasted...
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New Dual Program on “Transactions” and “Security & Fraud” Supported by HSD

2 November '16
    EuropeanPaymentSummit (EPS) is back in 2017 with a unique 2 day dual program on "Transactions" and "Security & Fraud".  The summit will be featuring key developments ‘for-by professionals’ in the payments/transaction space combined with key sessions on international Security & Fraud. These two program sections will be programmed in parallel to enable delegates...
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Big Data for Financial Services: How to Get ROI?

4 March '16
Big data promises to yield substantial returns, but exploiting it in order to see measurable business results can be challenging. How can businesses use these new technologies to see measurable results and ROI? In the financial industry, the incentive to invest in big data is very strong. Given the overwhelming amount of data that companies...
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AP-Why? (in depth debate on API developments)

26 February '16
Whilst data is fitting as the currency of the new digital economy, some have proposed that APIs could be the oxygen of the same! Seen in the likes of airbnb, uber, open efficient APIs allows for an extension and escalation of the platform successfully. APIs used to be a set of technical agreements between parties...
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Instant Payments & Europe: The reason why.

21 February '16
Is Europe ready for Real-time / instant Payments? What can we learn from the UK, USA and Singapore (Fast)? We get your burning questions answered in this expert panel discussion. What are the key challenges we face and how will this evolve in the next 5 years? This panel of top experts will discuss the...
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Mobile Digital Payments: the end for cards? New directions from a messy playing field

16 February '16
The digital revolution doesn’t just stop at the classical payment card. On the contrary: Mobile Digital Payment solutions providing a new way of convenience, that makes payment processes much leaner – and even smarter.  Is this the end for cards? The panel will dig deeper on this question and discuss how new forms of payment...
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Secure Payments on the Internet -- the Eurozone discussion

8 February '16
The EU has adopted or is in the process of adopting a number of overlapping rules on the safety of internet payments. The ECB and the SecuRe Forum took the initial lead for the Eurozone. The EBA followed suit with a set of guidelines which are now being implemented in some, but not all Member...
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The Global Payments Innovation Initiative

5 February '16
Much has been spoken about Fintech companies gaining traction over traditional banks with legacy systems and slow-to-act corporate hierarchies. Corporate expectations and new payment market entrants are putting pressure on the banks to innovate the traditional correspondent banking model for cross-border payments. So the recent announcement of SWIFT new launch of the Global Payments Innovation...
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The next reality in transactions

2 February '16
Is there room left for a European payments infrastructure as we the American infrastructure is already there and entering the European market, accompanied by the Chinese? Does the next reality in transactions means the end of an European infrastructure? On the other and, do we need a European payment scheme? If we focus on standardization...
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FinTech Bubble about to Burst?

1 February '16
  There is no doubt financial services were crying out for some variation. The existing bastions in the financial sector had been stuck in their ICT silos and long-term planning for quite some time. And so the only place where real innovation was going to come from was from outside … We have since seen...
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e-Payments in Europe: Are we ready to standardise?

26 January '16
With PSD2 and other initiatives in the market like instant payments, E-IDAS, open banking, Europe has her arms wide open for innovation and aims to inspire more market competition. In fact, the European Parliament had a recent vote in which the MEPs express a need to seize opportunities from new technologies and have a innovation-friendly...
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AML as a competitive advantage

15 January '16
The current minimum European AML rules have resulted in differences between member states’ AML/KYC requirements. While the regulator pushes to a risk-based approach, member states and financial institutions are left to interpret AML regulations as they see fit, leading to different processes for CDD across Europe and its players... In some cases this may result...
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